Astronomy. a star, planet, comet, or other heavenly body.
Theosophy. See under (def 3).
pertaining to or proceeding from the stars; stellar; star-shaped.
Biology. pertaining to, consisting of, or resembling an aster; having a discoid, radiate flower head.
Theosophy. noting a supersensible substance pervading all space and forming the substance of a second body (astral body) belonging to each individual. It accompanies the individual through life, is able to leave the human body at will, and survives the individual after death.
This projection of the astral body, as a rule, occurs only when the physical body is stilled in sleep, or in trance condition.
Clairvoyance and Occult Powers Swami Panchadasi
Of the elements of the personality—of the astral body, in all probability.
Reincarnation Th. Pascal
I can’t say I follow her, for she is up in the clouds nearly all the time, and I haven’t as yet developed an astral body.
The Big Bow Mystery I. Zangwill
She had an astral body, and a Yogi and a yacht and everything handsome about her.
Adrienne Toner Anne Douglas Sedgwick
Then she settled back in the deep chair and announced herself ready to “project the astral body.”
The Rest Hollow Mystery Rebecca N. Porter
It is as easy for me to use my astral body as this physical one.
A Son of Perdition Fergus Hume
It was only just in time, for at that very moment I felt my astral body uniting.
Sport Royal Anthony Hope
I should like to talk with a Mahatma about the constitution of the astral body.
The Gentle Reader Samuel McChord Crothers
Not only was the shaman endowed with the power of projecting his own ‘astral body’ into the Land of Spirits.
The Myths of the North American Indians Lewis Spence
Less gross than this is the astral body, which, although immaterial, yet lies near to the consistency of matter.
Humorous Ghost Stories Dorothy Scarborough
relating to, proceeding from, consisting of, or resembling the stars: an astral body
(biology) of or relating to the aster occurring in dividing cells
(theosophy) denoting or relating to a supposed supersensible substance believed to form the material of a second body for each person, taking the form of an aura discernible to certain gifted individuals
one of seven described aspects of humans, which includes physical, mental, causal, etheric, emotional, spiritual; the ethereal counterpart of a human body
The astral body is thought to exist even after death.
“pertaining to the stars,” c.1600, from Late Latin astralis, from Latin astrum “star,” from Greek astron (see astro-). Meaning “pertaining to supersensible substances” is from 1690s, popularized late 19c. in Theosophy.
astral as·tral (ās’trəl)
Of, relating to, emanating from, or resembling the stars.
Of, relating to, or shaped like the mitotic aster; having the shape of an astrosphere; star-shaped.
Relating to or coming from the stars; stellar.
- Astral projection
noun the act of separating the astral body (spirit or consciousness) from the physical body and its journey into the universe Examples Astral Projection is the intentional act of having the spirit leave the body, whereas an out-of-body experience happens involuntarily (such as while dreaming, or in a near-death experience). Historical Examples But this charming […]
pertaining to or proceeding from the stars; stellar; star-shaped. Biology. pertaining to, consisting of, or resembling an aster; having a discoid, radiate flower head. Theosophy. noting a supersensible substance pervading all space and forming the substance of a second body (astral body) belonging to each individual. It accompanies the individual through life, is able to […]
a genus of corals forming small, encrusting colonies, found in shallow waters off both coasts of the U.S. Historical Examples Next come the Madreporians, of which our Astrangia, to be described hereafter, may be cited as an example. Seaside Studies in Natural History Elizabeth Cabot Cary Agassiz
an abnormal fear of thunder and lightning. noun a fear of thunder and lightning noun See brontophobia astraphobia as·tra·pho·bi·a (ās’trə-fō’bē-ə) n. An abnormal fear of lightning and thunder.